Sciolus wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:55 pm
EACLucifer wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:33 pm
Given the general Tory scapegoating of disabled people and the way they have handled this so far - cutting us off from support but in such a way that they can blame us if we do get infected - it could well be politics.
I just think that list was written by someone fantastically stupid. Another example is that they've put superspreaders as absolute bottom priority, or according to the footnote (and this is extraordinary) maybe not at all. Once you've done the 70+/vulnerable people, the next priority should be 18-25s followed by 11-17s, unless you've got good evidence that your particular vaccine doesn't slow transmission. Far, far better to stamp out the virus in the general population than to protect a small band of low-risk people.
A lot of the earlier reports on vaccines were suggesting most did not stop transmission, and I guess it's too early to call now we have more data. Leaving the young until last would make sense with a vaccine that did not stop transmission, but I fear that a decision taken on that basis would remain in place even if we had a vaccine that did, given this government's track record with reacting to new information - ie the late lockdown, lack of mask mandate, rumours that eat-out-to-help-spread-the-virus will return, and so on.
I'm going to do what I can. There's no point trying until I've over this latest spasm/diazepam+withdrawal, so that's probably the end of the week at the earliest, but I'm going to start chasing this.
Anyone else wants to chase this, then please, please help. This isn't so much for me, there's others that are going to have it worse, like, say, those who are high risk but also need regular hospital treatment and need to travel to get it, or people where the choice isn't "scale back care and suffer a serious, possibly non-reversible function decline or face exposure" but "face exposure from a care industry that doesn't give a sh.t or immediately starve from lack of care", both of whom need the vaccine way more than a healthy 66yo does.